Classic TV

Sit back and take in the classics.  The current RCN TV schedule features the classic TV shows listed on this page.  Use the on-screen guide to find out what time and days you can catch your favorites. Adventure

  • The Buccaneers - Robert Shaw stars in this well-made, rousing British adventure series of the mid-50s.  Taking place in the early 18th century, in the British Caribbean Colony of New Providence (The Bahamas), episodes revolve around ex-pirate raider Dan Tempest (Shaw), who has accepted a pardon from King George, and the job of defending the islands, in his trusty ship “The Sultana”, along with a rag-tag crew.

Comedies

  • Burns & Allen – George Burns and Gracie Allen were among the few successful radio personalities to make the transition to television in the early days of the medium.  The Burns and Allen Show exuded excellence, with a unique format, interesting plots, a great cast, and virturally non-stop comedy.
  • Date with the Angels – New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband, Gus, involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.
  • Life with Elizabeth – The day-to-day events in the lives of a newly married couple.  Each episode consists of three short, unrelated sketches in which characters often break the imaginary fourth wall.
  • Love That Bob – The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California.  The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister’s attempts to make him settle down.
  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet – Ozzie and Harriet Nelson handle run-of-the-mill family issues while raising their sons, David and Ricky.
  • The Milton Berle Show – The second incarnation of  “Mr. Television”, Milton Berle’s variety TV series.

 Detective

  • Fury – After he is taken into custody following a police fight, troubled city orphan Joey finds new purpose in his life when he moves to the Broken Wheel Ranch.  Jim Newton, a recent widower, owns the ranch, and adopts Joey, also giving the boy a beautiful black horse named Fury.  The horse frequently saves the day when visitors get into trouble on the ranch.
  • Stories of the Century – Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.

 Westerns

  • Adventures of Jim Bowie – Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly. 
  • Frontier Doctor – The adventures of a small town doctor working in the Arizona territory during the early 1900s.
  • Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans – Nat Cutler, known as Hawkeye, is a fur trader.  With his faithful Indian companion Chingachgook, the last of the Mohican tribe, he fights to protect settlers against the raiding Huron Indians.
  • Ramar of the Jungle – A missionaries’ son, Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall), returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives and takes care of bad guys, aided by Professor Ogden (Ray Montgomery).  “Ramar means “White Medicine Man”.
  • Tate – The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.